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Metro Briefs November 27
Kim Weiss , who has family in Pittsburgh, has been a book publicist, writer, author mentor and art lover for more than 20 years. As an adult, she began documenting the awe and beauty of nature from...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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State grant provides security boost to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Last week’s brutal massacre in the Jerusalem suburb of Har Nof, as well as a recent spate of school shootings across the United States, has left the leaders of many Jewish and secular institutions ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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AgeWell means just that, when vulnerable seniors lose some of their independence
The phone lines of AgeWell Pittsburgh become very busy this time of year, according to Maxine Horn, whose job it is to answer those calls. Adult children who come home to spend Thanksgiving with th...
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Open dialogue wins the day at CoExistence Kitchen
The concept of coexistence was put into practice last Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh when two protestors from Students for Justice in Palestine were able to come to an understanding with ...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel Heritage Classroom Committee gets an up-close look at the ‘living organ’ that is Jerusalem
Just days after the attack on a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof reiterated the city’s status as ground zero of some of the fiercest violence between Palestinians and Israelis, an...
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Metro Briefs November 20
The Jewish Association on Aging is launching a survey to examine the critical needs of aging adults in the community, now and into the future. According to the U.S. Census, for the first time in hi...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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For a Canadian grandmother he never knew, area man delivers with long overdue recognition
By Bee Schindler Chronicle Correspondent As the nominator for a prestigious honor in Quebec, Franklin Toker is a star grandchild. His grandmother, Berthe Herzberg Serchuk, however, is the real star...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rachel takes center stage as Pittsburgh’s Jewish women celebrate in her honor
A beautiful woman meets the man she believes she is destined for, but the night before their wedding she chooses to give him up rather than humiliate her sister. Ultimately, they marry, but she is ...
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Friendship Circle ties Squirrel Hill’s past with a ‘celebration of connections to come’
The transformation of the former Gullifty’s restaurant into a multimillion-dollar home for the Friendship Circle has become an archaeological dig of sorts, revealing a mini-history of Squirrel Hill...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Divestment bills reportedly fail at two Calif. universities
by JTA
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill. Meanwhile, a vote early Thursday morning by the Associated ...
WVU Hillel’s Muslim treasurer brought diversity to group
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Omar Khan and Victor Sella-Villa first became friends when they were 4. At 7, they began playing soccer together. And at 22, they helped lead West Virginia University’s Hillel as student board memb...
Councilman Shields calls for safety measures at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pittsburgh City Councilman Douglas A. Shields took action to have a safety barrier placed in front of Congregation Poale Zedeck, located on a curve on Shady Avenue, after a speeding car crashed int...
Food Pantry plans fall move to Hollywood Video
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Pass the popcorn, please. The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry will move into the former Hollywood Video store, 828 Hazelwood Ave., this fall, giving the city’s only source of kosher food for the needy gr...
On anniversary of liberation, survivor recounts story
by Kris Mamula
For The Chronicle
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Albert Goltz, a Holocaust survivor and longtime Pittsburgh resident, has rarely recounted his story to anyone, including his family. Now, on the 65th anniversary of his liberation, ...
Google buying its first Israeli company
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Google has acquired its first Israeli company. Google said Tuesday that it was buying the privately backed start-up Labpixies, which develops personalized Web site gadgets for Google's...
Rabbi, Jewish officials arrested at immigration protest
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – A rabbi and two Jewish officials were arrested in Chicago for their part in immigration reform protests. Rabbi Joshua Salter of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Congregation on Chicago's South ...
Orthodox rabbis weigh in on professional roles for women
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association has adopted an official position against the ordination of women while also encouraging the creation of "halakhically and communally app...
Car crashes and lands on steps at Poale Zedeck
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A car carrying two young males crashed into the front steps of Congregation Poale Zedeck in Squirrel Hill last night, reaching as high as the first landing and avoiding the actual building. No one ...
Former attorneys general request leniency for Rubashkin
by JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Six former U.S. attorneys general have criticized prosecutors' recommendation that a kosher meatpacking plant executive receive life in prison for bank fraud. The former attorneys general, as well ...